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in each of the last three elections and that is we won almost universal support amongst republicans, 96% in the last election. that means, other than terry branstad, no one else's higher. we are about the same in iowa. he has 97% and i have 96%. it is great because that means tea party to establishment, to social conservative, too libertarian, they don't want a fighter, they want someone who fights and wins. [applause] people want someone who fights and wins.
the other interesting thing about new hampshire, not only did we win with support from republicans, we carry independence by 12 points. you don't win the center by winning the center, you win it by leading. they want people to stand up and look you in the eye and tell you exactly what she will do. they do not have to agree with you on every issue, but they want someone they know every day will fight for them and their families. ultimately, i think they want the same thing here and across the country. so thank you. [applause] announcer: on newsmakers, debbie wasserman salt -- schultz. she talks about marco rubio and jeb bush is likely rivals for the presidency.
congresswoman schultz: i served for six of the eight years jeb bush was governor, i will tell you that where -- there was not a more inflexible, unreasonable governor or elected official that i had the chance to work with. this was someone who was the furthest -- i am not just talking about someone because i disagreed with him. i served under the minority, i found ways to be effective. jeb bush had absolutely no interest in working with anyone who did not share his opinion. that is not a good harbinger of your ability to be president and work together with people across the aisle. in addition, he decimated our tax base and focused on making sure that we could cut taxes almost exclusively for the wealthy and left us in a
difficult spot when the bottom dropped out, thanks to his brother's economic policies. marco rubio unfortunately he is trying to market himself as a new type of republican. he has fully embraced all of the same republican economic policies, trickle down, increase taxes and on the middle class and to add insult to injury, he writes a comprehensive immigration plan and then as soon as the right-wing tea party extremists in his party got wind of it and were opposed, he ran away. the last time i checked, there is a little bit of pressure on the president if he could not hacked the pressure from the right wing of his own party, how we he -- how will he acts as
president. announcer: debbie wasserman schultz, on newsmakers sunday at 10:00 a.m. on c-span. announcer: challenging the new fcc internet rules, five organizations have filed lawsuits against the fcc. monday night on the communicators we will speak with welter mccormick, and christopher lewis. walter: what we are challenging is the access to information services to a telecommunications service regulated as a common carrier pursuant to a railroad organization. common carrier was originally applied to railroads and trucking companies and then to
airlines, it has been repealed for all of those industries going on over 30 years ago. it proved to impose new cost for consumers, delayed employment, slowed innovation, and chilled investment. christopher: we both agree that net neutrality is important that is important. we do disagree with the lawsuit we have been supportive of the rules that the fcc enacted and has now become a force of law. we think that after a decade of working towards a way to have rules that could hold up in court, this is the strongest set of that neutrality protections we have seen in the three different attempts at the agency to ensure the internet remains open. announcer: monday night at 8:00 eastern on "the communicators
those quote on c-span two. announcer: next we will show you some of the presidential remarks from past presidential -- white house correspondent dinners. we begin with 2000 and then 2008, and then 2012. with the white house correspondents'dinner set per saturday. we begin with president clinton speaking at his final dinner as president in 2000. this is 20 minutes. [applause] bill clinton: good evening ladies and gentlemen president hayes, president-elect dole, distinguished guests.
i am really happy to be here. happy to be reunited at long last with the white house press corps. [laughter] if i may, let me direct your attention to a photograph. [laughter] taken just moments ago, it proves beyond a doubt that i am indeed happy to be here. [laughter] now, wait a minute, it seems my hair in that photo is a little longer than it is tonight. [applause] so maybe i am happy to be here and maybe i am not. . feel free to speculate. [applause]
admittedly looks and photos can be deceiving. now look at the photo it is a recent one of the vice president of plotting one of my policy initiatives. [laughter] look a little closer, those are not his real hands. [laughter] now this photo. it made all of the papers. i have to tell you something, i am almost certain this is not the real easter funny -- bunny. the next one is my favorite, i really like it, let the next photo. [laughter] [applause] isn't it grand? [laughter]
[applause] i thought it was too good to be true. there is one thing beyond dispute, this is really me. i am really here. and the record on that count is clear, in good days and bad in times of great confidence or controversy, i have actually showed up here for eight straight years. [applause] looking back, that was probably a mistake. [laughter] in just eight years i have given you enough material for 20 years. this is a special night for me for a lot of reasons.
jay leno is here. [applause] now, no matter how mean he is to me, i just love this guy. [laughter] because together, together we give hope to gray-haired chunky baby boomers everywhere. [laughter] [applause] tonight marks the end of an era the after dinner party hosted by vanity fair. as you may have heard, it has been canceled. every year for eight years, the vanity fair hardy became more, and more, and more exclusive. tonight it has arrived to its inevitable conclusion, this year
and no one may be guest list. actually i heard the bloomberg party will be even harder to get into than the vanity fair party was, that i am not worried, i am going to janet reno. [laughter] [applause] now, the bloomberg party is also a cast party for stars of the "west wing" who are selling rating the end of their first season. you will have to forgive me if i am not as excited as everyone else is at the thought of a "west wing" party. their first season got better reviews than minded. the critics hated my travel office episode. [laughter] that david gergen cameo felt
flat. speaking of real-life drama, i am so glad that senator mccain is back tonight, i welcome him especially. [applause] as you all know, as you all know he just made a difficult journey back to a place where he endured unspeakable abuse at the hands of his oppressors, the senate republican caucus. [laughter] [applause] i -- i am glad to see that senator mccain and governor bush are thinking about healing the rift, actually they are thinking about talking about healing the rift. i would really like to help them.
i have a lot of experience repairing the breach. i worked with cap -- catholics and protestants in northern island, israelis and palestinians, with joe lockhart and david westin. [laughter] the differences between bush and mccain may be just too vast. mccain as bush's running mate? hasn't the man suffered enough? [applause] george w. bush has a brand spanking new campaign strategy. he is moving towards the political center. just to see himself from his own party, stealing ideas from the other party. i am so glad to morris has finally found work again.
-- dick morris has finally found work again. [applause] the clock is running on republicans in congress as well. they only have seven months to investigate me. [laughter] that is a lot of pressure. so little time. so many unanswered questions. [applause] for example over the last few months i have lost 10 pounds, where did they go? [laughter] why haven't i produced them to the independent counsel? how did some of them managed to wind up on tim russert?
now some of you might think i have been busy writing my memoirs. i am not concerned about my memoirs, i am concerned about my resume. [laughter] here is what i've got so far career objectives, tuesday president. [laughter] but, being realistic, i would consider an executive position with another country. [laughter] of course i would prefer to stay within the g-8. [laughter] i am working hard on his resume deal. i have been getting a lot of tips on how to write it, mostly from my staff, they really seem to be up on this stuff. they tell me i have to use the active voice in a resume. things like commanded u.s. armed forces. ordered airstrikes.
served three terms as president. [laughter] everybody embellishes a little. designed painted and built a bridge to the 21st century. [applause] supervised vice president's invention of the internet. [applause] generated, attractive, heightened, and maintained, controversy. i know lately i have not done a very good job at creating controversy. i am sorry for that. you all have so much less to report. i guess that is why you are covering and commenting on my mood. my quiet, contemplative moment.
my feelings during the final months in office. in that case, you might be interested to note that a film crew has been following me around the white house documenting me and my time there. this is a strange time in the life of any administration, i think this short film which show that i have come to terms with it. could we see the film? >> with the vice president and first lady on the campaign trail, things aren't as tight as it used to be here, in fact it is starting to wind down. >> it meets the principles i set up in my state of the union. i will sign it. ok, any questions? [laughter]
hold. hold please. please hold. would you like a voicemail? >> he looks like he has nothing to do. >> i am a little bit worried about him. this morning for example he came to the oval office and i said, mr. president is everything all right? he said yeah is -- what is the matter? i said, mr. president, you're wearing your pajama autumns. >> we have to get everything under control. >> please. stop. >> his legacy is the natural environment, improving the green spaces.
bill clinton: you like me, you really like me. [laughter] bill clinton: now you know, i may complain about coming here. but a year from now, i will have to watch someone else give the speech, and i will fill an onset of that rare affliction to former president ag shegd attention-getting presidents disorder. let me say to all of you i have
loved these eight years. i read in the history books how every president says the white house is like a penitentiary area -- in a century. even george washington said he was treated like a common thief. i don't know what the heck they are talking about. i have had a wonderful time. it has been a honor to serve. it has been fun to laugh. i only wish we would laugh more these last eight years. because power is not the most important thing in life, it only counts for what you use it. i think for the -- i thank you for what you do every day. thank you for all of the fun times that hillary and i have had. keep at it. it is a great country, it deserves our best. thank you and god bless you. [applause]
[captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] announcer: the white house correspondents'dinner is next weekend. this year's entertainment is saturday night live's cecily strong. it starts saturday evening on c-span. george w. bush attended his final white house correspondents'dinner in 2008. here are his remarks, they are 15 minutes. [applause] george bush: thank you all.
thank you very much. thank you ladies and gentlemen. please excuse me if i am a little sleepy. 3:00 this morning, the red phone rang. the dam wedding planner. two weeks from tonight is jenna's wedding, so i am a little wistful this evening. plus, this is my last white house correspondents'dinner as president. i am not sure what i am going to do next, after he left office vice president gore won an oscar and a nobel peace prize. i don't know i might win a prize at publishers clearinghouse or something. thank you for inviting me.
our entertainment for tonight is craig ferguson. [applause] you know, this is a small world. craig was once in a punk band called, pastors from hell, which is what digg and i will call our punk band. craig is scottish by birth, so is barney. [laughter] two months ago, craig became an american citizen [applause] i am honored to call you fellow american. ladies and gentlemen surprisingly, i have enjoyed these dinners. [applause] tonight i thought we would reminisce a bit. the first couple of years i came to this dinner i was really into slideshows.
george bush: we have put together 70's scrapbooks about our life as a family. what i have done is pull out some of the actual, never before seen photos from the scrapbooks. [laughter] this of course is from the great drought. it is not an arsenic in the world i am worried about. some people ask me if the recount left any hard feelings between my brother jeb and meat. not a bit.
in fact, here is a picture of the governor of florida. [laughter] we have two dogs. this is our dog barney. i tell him, with eyebrows like that he ought a be a senator. now, this is our dog spot. people often ask me how i come up with that name. i don't know, i am just kind of a creative guy. the truth is, the door to the oval office has a little people whole. this is karen hughes peeping in on me. this is karl rove peeping in on me. this is condoleezza rice peeping in at me. spot has her own people. -- people whole.
-- peep hole and, ladies and gentlemen, this is the vice president of the united states looking through ap -- looking through a peep hole. and dick, i hope you are not doing what it looks like you're doing. next are, a new president will be sending a pair. i am surprised we do not have more presidential candidates here tonight. like, if any. senator mccain is not here. he probably wanted to distance himself from me a little bit. he is not alone. jenna is moving out, too. the two democratic candidates are not here, either. senator clinton could not get into the building because of sniper fire, and governor obama
is at church. [applause] but i'm sure whoever the next president is will show up at these dinners. especially like the dinners at 2005 and 2006 when we had surprises up our sleeves. >> so they asked the old guy how to get to the next town -- >> not that old joke again. [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, i have been attending these dinners for years. just quietly sitting there. well i have got a few things i want to say. [applause] i him married to the president
of the united states, in and here is our typical evening. 9:00, mr. excitement here is sound asleep. and i am watching desperate housewives. ladies and gentlemen, im a desperate housewife. [applause] >> i want to talk about some serious issues such as -- >> ok, here it comes. nuclear plover liberation. nuclear proliferation. new gear collaboration. [applause] all right. maintain. be cool. let's give this a try.
we must enhance noncompliance protocols, sanctioned only at ia, da's sessions but through intersessional contact. we must enhance noncompliance or calls sanctioned not only at ei ei oh -- but through intersexual conduct. [laughter] nailed it. we have had a lot of fun nights over the years. remember the year i mentioned ozzy osbourne and he stood up on the chair and blew me a kiss? so few leaders get that kind of experience.
you know, i love the mixed crowds here. an interesting crowd. let's just think. pamela anderson and mr. romney in the same room. isn't that one of the signs of the apocalypse? which brings me to dick. for eight years as vice president, dick has written shotgun. this is probably not the best analogy, but he is a dear friend and he has been the greatest straight man in the history of the world. dick i don't know what i would have done for material without you. did a little fresh air and exercise. let me show you what he has been up to. ♪
let's go to a cowboy movie. [applause] yep. finally went to see "broke back mountain." let me tell you. yippee ki oh ki ay. just after the movie, he did not say a word. he came out after well, he says, nice horses. [laughter] i said, yep. then he became real quiet again. kind of serious-like. i knew something was on his mind. finally, he turned to me and said, you don't suppose the long ranger and tonto --? down the lane i look dick cheney is strolling
with documents he's been holding it's good to touch the brown brown grass of home. ♪ you're all going to miss me the way you used to dis me. but soon i'll touch the brown brown grass of home. ♪ [applause] >> what i like best about these evenings is the laughter and the chance to thank you for what you do. it is also a time to put aside our differences for a few hours. one thing we all share whether we are native citizens or new citizens like craig, is a
tremendous appreciation for our people in uniform. in the shane -- and appreciation shown by the marine navy band which is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year. [applause] i love the band. in so i'm going to say my farewell to you by doing something i've always wanted to do. i do it in the spirit of our shared love for this country. [applause] ♪
♪ ♪ [applause] >> the white house correspondents association annual dinner is next saturday evening. we expect remarks from president obama into this year's entertainment is saturday night live's cecily strong. that's next saturday evening on c-span. >> president obama is expected to speak at the white house correspondents dinner at the
white house next evening. here are remarks from the dinner in 2012. this is about 20 minutes. >> the president's mike is hot. please turn it off. >> great. i have to get it warmed up. >> i -- i am so in love -- seriously, guys with him i doing here? i am president of the united states. and i am opening for jimmy kimmel? why am i telling knock knock jokes to kim kardashian? what is she famous for anyway? >> [muffled sounds] >> you are right.
look at my hair. i am so great. i think i could go darker and no one would notice. is the teleprompter working? are you kidding? what do you expect me to do out there? i really have no idea what i am saying tonight. [toilet flushing] man, i could really give a cigarette right now. -- use a cigarette right now. [nose blowing] all right, i am going. >> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the president of the united states. [applause] pres. obama: thank you. [applause] good evening, everybody. good evening. i could not be more thrilled to be here tonight -- [laughter] -- at the white house correspondents' dinner.
this is great crowd. they're already laughing. it's terrific. chuck todd -- love you, brother. [laughter] i'm delighted to see some of the cast members of glee are here. [laughter] and jimmy kimmel, it's an honor man. [laughter] what's so funny? my fellow americans, we gather during a historic anniversary. last year at this time -- in fact, on this very weekend -- we finally delivered justice to one of the world's most notorious individuals. [applause]
now, this year, we gather in the midst of a heated election season. and axelrod tells me i should never miss a chance to reintroduce myself to the american people. so tonight, this is how i'd like to begin: my name is barack obama. my mother was born in kansas. my father was born in kenya. and i was born, of course, in hawaii. [laughter and applause] waii. [laughter] [applause] president obama: in 2009, i took office in the face of some enormous challenges. now, some have said i blame to many problems on my predecessor. but let us not forget the
practice initiated by george w. bush. [laughter] president obama: since then, congress and i have certainly had our differences. i have tried to be civil. to not take any cheap shots. that is why i want to especially thank all the numbers who took a break from their exhausting schedule of not passing any laws to be here tonight. [applause] [laughter] president obama: despite many obstacles, much has changed during my time in office. four years ago, i was locked in a brutal primary battle with highly. -- hillary clinton. for your later, she won't stop
drunk texting me from cartagena. [laughter] [applause] -- four years later. four years ago, i was a washington outsider. four years later, i met this aam at this dinner. [laughter] four years ago, i looked like this. today, i look like like. [laughter] and, four years ago, i will look like this. [laughter] [applause] president obama: that is not even funny. [laughter]
president obama: anyway, it is great to be here this evening in the vast magnificent ballroom. or what mitt romney would call a little fixer upper. [laughter] [applause] i mean, look at this party. we have men in tuxes, women in gallons, fine wine, first-class entertainment. i am relieved to learn this is not a gsa conference. [laughter] [applause] president obama: unbelievable. not even the mind readers knew what they were thinking. [laughter] president obama: [sigh] of course, the white house
correspondent's dinner is known as prom washington dc, coined by political reporters who clearly never had the chance to go to an actual problem. -- an actual prom. [laughter] president obama: our chaperone for the evening is jimmy kimmel. [cheers] [applause] president obama: who was perfect for the job since most of tonight honest is in his key demographic --people who fall asleep during "nightline." [laughter] president obama: jimmy got his start years ago on "the man show." in washington, that is what we call a congressional hearing on contraception. [cheers] [applause]
president obama: plenty of journalists are here tonight. i would be remiss if i did not congratulate the huffington post on their pulitzer prize. [applause] president obama: you deserve it arianna. there was no one else out there blinking to the kinds of journalism that huff po is linking to every single day. given a round of applause. [applause] and you don't pay them, it is a great business model. [laughter] president obama: even sarah palin is getting back into the game. guest hosting on the today show. which reminds me of an old saying. what is the difference between a hockey mom and a pitiful? -- puitit bull? a pit bull is delicious.
[laughter] president obama: now, i know at this point many of you are expected that i go against my likely opponent, newt gingrich. [laughter] but i am not going to do that. i'm not going to attack any of the republican candidate. take mitt romney. he and i actually have a lot in common. we both think of our wives as our better halfves. poles show to an alarmingly
extent that the american people agree. [laughter] we also both have degrees from harvard. i have one. he ashas two. what a snob. [laughter] [applause] president obama: of course, we have also had our differences. recently, his campaign criticized me for slow jamming the news with jimmy fallon. in fact, i understand governor romney wasn't so upset that he asked his staff if you could get equal time on the merv griffin show. [laughter]
president obama: still, i guess governor romney is feeling good about things. he took a few hours off to see the"the hunger games." it is about people who court will be sponsors and then brutally savaged each other until only one content that is left standing. [laughter] president obama: i ensure this was a really great change of pace for him. [laughter] president obama: i have not seen "the hunger games." not enough class warfare for me. [laughter] president obama: of course, everybody is predicting a nasty election. we have all agreed that families are off-limits. dogs however, are apparently fair game. [laughter] president obama: while both campaigns have had fun with this. the other day i saw a new ad
from one of these outside groups that frankly, i think crossed the line. i know governor says he has no control over what his super pacs do, but can we show the ad? >> back in 1983, you took your dog seamus tied to the roof your car. romney: he liked it a lot better in his kennel that he would in his bed. >> with a candidate with the courage to further dogs freedom to fight the wind and as for. the what about barack obama? under his failed leadership, man's best friend has been forced into a government controlled automobiles. just imagine the european-style dog socialism obama has planned for the next wfour years. more government handouts.
indoctrinating our children. a left-wing social agenda. leading from behind. [laughter] >> ♪ in the arms of an angel ♪ >> america's dogs can't afford four more years and obama. for them, that's 20 years. -- 28 years. they need this guy. that is why we need to join the mitt romney in sending a message this november of an american and dog-gone it i ride outside. [applause] president obama: that is pretty rough. [groans\ president obama: i can take it. my stepfather told me it is a
boy eat dog world out there. [laughter] president obama: now if i do win a second term as president let me just say something to all of the-- [applause] president obama: let me say something to all of my conspirators on the right to think i'm planning to unleash some secret agenda. you're absolutely right. [laughter] allow me to close with a quick review -- preview of the secret agenda you can expect in a second obama administration. in my first term, --in my second term, i'm going with young jeezy. [laughter] president obama: michelle says "yeah." i think that to her sometimes. -- sing that to her.
[laughter] president obama: in my first term, we ended the war in iraq. in my second term, i will win the war on christmas. [laughter] president obama: in my first term, we repealed the policy known as "don't ask, don't tell." [applause] president obama: wait, though. in my second term, we will place it with a policy known as "it's reigning raining men." [laughter] president obama: in my first term, we passed health care reform. in my second term, i guess i will pass it again. [laughter]
president obama: i do want to end tonight on a slightly more serious note. whoever takes the oval office next january will face rates challenges. but he will also inherit predictions that make us greater than that challenges we face. one of those traditions is represented here tonight. a free press that isn't afraid to ask questions or criticized. in service to that mission, we all make sacrifices. tonight, we remember journalist such as anthony siddique and marie coleman. [applause] president obama: who made the ultimate sacrifice. they salt to shine a light on some of the most important stories of our time. whether you are a blogger or a broadcaster, whether you take on powerful interests here at home,
or put yourself in harm's way overseas, i have the greatest respect and admiration for what you are doing. i know sometimes you like to give me a hard time, and i certainly like to return the favor. [laughter] i never forget that our country depends on you. you help protect our freedom and democracy, and our way of life. just to set the record straight, i really do enjoy attending these dinners. in fact, i had a lot more material prepared, by have to get the human service home for the nerve european. -- t -- in time for their new curfew. [laughter] thank you very much, everybody. thank you. [applause]
>> the white house correspondents association annual dinner is scheduled for april 25. we expect remarks from president obama. this year's entertainment is saturday night lives cecily strong. we spoke with president obama about the history of the dinner. >> for a while, they used to do like, musical acts a and believe it or not, there was a juggling act at some point. that was a long time ago. but since the association had entertainers start to come, i do not know why. it is always a late-night white guy. which is fine, those guys are funny. but it is important to have different perspectives. i think she is funny into sharp end cutting and will bring us down to size a little bit.
that is part of the fun. >> live coverage april 25 starting at 6:30 p.m. eastern on c-span. >> this sunday on q1 day author jessica stern on the origin of ices and what we need to understand about them. >> i think there are two aspects of isis that are very important for the president to understand. one is their efforts and successes on social media and the need for us to respond to that. to counter the narrative a are spreading so affect of late and so far. the other is their ticket narrative. of course, it is impossible to know for sure whether they really believe that the and times are coming or whether they are capitalizing on the
widespread belief in muslim majority countries that they will witness the end of times. tags sunday night at 8:00 eastern and pacific on c-span's q&a. >> five organizations have filed lawsuits against the fcc. we will strike with the president and ceo of one of those organizations. also, a supporter of the rules. >> what we are challenging is the reclassification of internet access from being in into -- information service to a telecommunication service regulated as a common carrier pursuant to 19 century railroad regulation. it is a vestige of the english
common law. originally applied to railroads then trucking companies, then airlines. but, it has been read the old or all of those industries going on 30 years ago. it imposes new cost on consumers, delays employment, slows innovation, and chills and investment will stop >> we both agreed that net neutrality is important. that is the important thing to start with. we do disagree with the lawsuit. we have been very supportive of the roles that the fcc and act in and have now become force of law. we think that after a decade of working towards a way to have net neutrality rules that could hold up in court that this is the strongest set of protections we have seen in the three different attempts at the agency to ensure the internet remains
open. >> monday night at 8:00 p.m. eastern. >> next, some of the speakers from today's session of the new hampshire first in the nation leadership summit will stop we begin with rand paul and former hewlett packard ceo, and senator lindsey graham of south carolina. >> now, some of the speakers from the final day of the first in the nation leader said -- leadership summit in new hampshire. rand paul, former ceo of hewlett-packard, donald trump lindsey graham, former arkansas governor mike cut could be senator ted cruz and wisconsin governor scott walker. we begin with senator paul.
[applause] >> thank you. [no audio] [applause] >> is sometimes people ask me why did you decide to run for office? the answer is i actually got tired of seeing people not do what they promised to do. i was disappointed that republicans doubled the size of debt when we were in charge. i was disappointed that republicans -- size of the
department of education. i was disappointed republicans were supporting common core. i was disappointed republicans were voting for bank bailouts. i said, i have either got to do something or shut up. i have either got to be compliant with those things on tv or shut up and is up. i had a decision to make. was not easy. i am a physician. i live in a small town of about 50,000 people. i do i surgery. i love what i do. i spent a lot of my life trying to get into medical school. training to become a doctor. i miss it. sometimes, when i am prostrated i go back in still do some practice. lester, i went to guatemala. it -- there is a difference in opinion medicine and looking at the results and being a politician and looking at the results. we did about 200 cataract surgeries. what man sticks out in my
memory. it was my age or younger. people get cataracts early down there. he was completely blind. the lost everything. he lost his wife. he lost 40 pounds. he lost his wife, he lost his kids. the church to come in. he was completely and optionally blind. the next day, when we took the patch of common to see the look on his face. the tears of joy's. to see him fall to his knees and thank god for getting his vision back. i thought, this is a lot better than washington. [laughter] the only time we ever they got in washington is when congress is not in session. [laughter] there is a big difference though. we need more of a physician's perspective. a perspective that we can solve a problem and get to a solution. get something done. so often, does not happen that way. groucho marx put it this way, he said the art of politics is
looking for problems everywhere finding them, misdiagnosing them, and applying the wrong remedy. so often, we pick politicians who all look alike. they all sound alike. they all dress alike and guess what? nothing ever changes. government gets bigger and bigger and bigger. so we ask ourselves. we have a decision now. we need to find someone who is going to represent us. someone who is going to be their leader of the republican party and make the country a better place. how are we going to make that? some say, let's dilute the message. let's become democrat-like and we will get more votes. i could not disagree more. i think what we need to do is be boldly for what we are for. [laughter] [applause]
we used to be the party that believed in smaller government and washington, which means lower taxes. when was the last time you heard a republican run for government that said we were going to lower taxes or actually follow through with that? our last two nominees, tax cuts were not part of their program at all. i am in washington now listening to them. the republican in charge of all these committees, you know if they want? revenue-neutral tax reform. i tell people, if that is what we're for i'm going home. if that is all we are for revenue-neutral taxes, after you pay more, half of you pay less, net effect for the economy is zero. cannot we be reagan republicans again? when we cut taxes for everybody? [applause] i think we can have manufacturing jobs in our country again. one of the ways we can do it is by becoming competitive.
companies are not going to be here if taxes are higher than the rest of the world. our corporate income taxes 35%. so people do not want to incorporate in america anymore. they want to incorporate ever see. even the great american companies who make a lot of profit, they are making around the world and won't bring it home. there is $2 trillion of american profit sitting overseas. what i have proposed, but we have done before let's lower the rate traumatically to encourage that money to come home. i think there is 600 billion-$700 billion that could come home as a cash infusion. a private stimulus for the marketplace. i would tax it at a low rate take the tax revenue and put it in the highway fund. where $15 billion short in the highway fund every year. they call it the highway trust fund. here is a news alert there is
no trust in the trust fund. where $15 billion short. i think we could lower tax, bring money home, and win all the way. i think it is a win, win, win. [applause] i think that is an example of not diluting our message, but looking for common around. my cosponsors barbara boxer. she and i do not agree on a lot but we do agree this will bring money home for infrastructure. the president wants more money for infrastructure. i raised my hand at the white house and said, i will help. i will help. i have a bill, mr. president. will you help? maybe not so much anymore, but we will see. we're going to try to put it on the highway bill. if so, we could cut our tax and have more revenue coming in. the other reason i think we ought to be for tax cuts, why don't we be for tax debts to
help poor people. if you want to of detroit detroit has 20% unemployment. devastation. abandoned housing everywhere. if you want to help detroit, let's leave more money in detroit. economic freedom zone. kind of like jack cap said a couple years ago. jack camps ran on steroids. -- jack kemp's fan on steroids. for detroit alone, it would be one $.3 billion. $1.3 billion. we can have a plan for poverty. we can have a plan for unemployment. instead of saying, we can get all the votes of people who own businesses, we're already doing that. you have to get the people that work for the people that on the
businesses. yep to get up there and say, how are you going to up unemployment? you can be like the democrats and create a new program. or we can have tax cuts to help the poor. when reagan did this in the 1980's, we created over 20 million jobs. i think a lot of jobs in the 90's were still being created because of the policy of reagan in the 1980's. to win again, for us to be the dominant party for us to win not just taxes, not just your jet, for us to win ohio. for us to win ohio, michigan new hampshire. these purple states that are not so easy anymore. we need to be the party that defense the entire bill of rights. [applause] we have been pretty good at defending the second amendment
will stop you will probably not see anybody coming in here that is not defending the second amendment. ok, one or two. you know what? i also want to defend the fourth amendment. i do not think you can defend the second amendment if you do not depend the fourth amendment. [applause] i'm a republican who does believe in the right to privacy as defined in the fourth amendment. that says you cannot get into someone's record without naming the person, naming the record, and going to an independent judge and saying i have probable cause of a crime. but it does not mean collecting 300 million people's phone records. the fourth amendment is not -- last i heard, mr. verizon is not a person. collecting hundreds of millions of records is not right. i tell people, look.
your phone records are yours. you maintain no matter what. the government, it is none of their dam business what you are doing on your phone. you can say "damn" in new hampshire, can't you? we need to defend the fifth amendment. everybody gets due process, no matter who you are. the government cannot take your stuff. your property, your things. without just compensation. you say, surely they don't. simple forfeiture. this is where the government can take your stuff without you ever being convicted of a crime. the washington post did a series on this. you know what they found? is proportionately, the people affected by it are poor.
disproportionately they are people that live in cities where the police have more patrols. i will give you an example. what man lives in philadelphia. his teenage son was selling $40 worth of illegal drugs. ok, punish the kid. do something to get. you know what they did? they came and barricaded the house. they took the house. this is a poor family living in the city. the only thing holding the family together as the grandmother who owns the house. her grandson is selling marijuana out of the back, and you're going to take that? it is insane. it needs to stop. you know who the biggest defender is? loretto lynch. she confiscated, this is the main reason i oppose her. she confiscated -- loretto lynch, confiscated over 100
million dollars worth of peoples stuff with no conviction. she went one step further. we passed a reform leading persecutors know they had to file paperwork so the person who stuff had been taken could get a lawyer. she took their stuff and never filed the paperwork on purpose so the clock would never stop -- start. one company, a snack food company, she took a half $1 million and kept it for two years. this should not happen in america. in our country you should be presumed innocent until found guilty. realize that the people you are often talking to and that we would be talking to if we
defended the fifth amendment the sixth amendment, may not already be republicans, but they may want someone to champion their cause. the new yorker did a story a couple months ago. on a 16-year-old black kid in the bronx. so poor that when we -- he was arrested, parents cannot make $3000. he spent three years in rikers. a 16-year-old kid. i do not know if he was guilty or not. the sixth amendment says you get a trial, it also says you get a speedy trial. i do not know what happened to him in prison. i can only imagine, but he tried to commit suicide four times. this should not happen in america. it is disproportionately happening to african-americans to poor people, two people who live in cities that are crowded.
you know what? if we were all of a sudden the party that kerry about the entire bill of rights, nobody on the democrat side has been doing a dm thing about this. the party that was once the party of emancipation became the and -- the entire party again, i think you would see a sea change. people ask me, what is the worst thing going on in washington? is it obamacare? is it what is happening? rightly, it is all of the above. the separation of powers is collapsing. our founding fathers were so prescient in the sense they said we are to set up these branches will stop matteson said we will it ambition against ambition. the ambition to maintain power will be pitted against the courts and the president.
everyone will jealously guard their power. guess what? not so much anymore. this is one of the disappointing things about partisan politics. democrats just side with the president. they are not going to stand up to him on immigration because they like what he did. you cannot have a president that just creates the law on his own. one of the philosophers our previous presidents looked to said, when the executive begins to legislate a form of tyranny will end soon. people sail the time, the president is a good man, he will not do anything wrong. ok, we will get beyond that. even if you want to accept that the reason we have roses for who comes along after that. madison also said if the government were comprised of angels we would not have to have
any rules or constraint. in 2011 we had a debate over whether or not an american citizen could be detained without a trial. people said, we have terrorists so we have to do this. i said, realize the terrorists could be used. some definitions of terrorists are people who have change the color of their hair recently. stains on your clothing. likes to pay in cash. as ammunition at home. has more than one weapon at home. do you think there might be a time when you say, i want my trial, i want my lawyer, i want my due process. we have this debate in the senate. when you hear the loudest critics comment these are the people. one of them said, when they ask for a lawyer you just tell them to shut up. really? that is the kind of discourse we
are going to have? when someone after a lawyer, you tell them to shut up? the thing is this debate went on. one of the other senator said, -- and i acted in credulous, you would send someone to quit on them obeyed without a lawyer? he said, yes if they are dangerous. i said, it kind of begs the question who gets to decide who is dangerous and who is not dangerous? has there been a time in history when we decided someone was dangerous because of the color of the skin? as they did it look like us or had a different religion? are we going to give up so easily? i think of richard jewell. remember him? the media convicted him. in fact, he had millions of dollars from them because they convicted him in a matter of hours. he was an introvert. he wore a backpack. he wore glasses.
he was convicted in the media but he did not do it. he was not the bomber. he had nothing to do with the bombing. the reason you have due process think about if richard jewell had been a black man in 1920 in the south will stop he might not have survived the day. let's be that party again. it is the party of the unpopular. the bill of rights is for the unpopular. everything goes well for the quarterback, for the prom queen. the bill of rights is for the least among us. for the least popular among us.
of all the things that have gone on, when i think of scandals i think of the old mcdonald song. here a scandal they're a scandal. the one that bothers me the most, is benghazi i think will stop the reason -- is benghazi. the reason it is there is someone on the other side who once to be the commander in chief. there is a bar you must cross. will you defend the country? will you provide security when it is needed? everybody talked about the talking point. that was been. that was disingenuous. even the day of, i could grant that mistakes were made. maybe we could not get adequate support because of the distance. however, someone said the support systems were too far away. it should be corrected. what iphone hillary clinton most for is that for nine months, day in and day out they pleaded for
help. in february, you have a six-man or six-person special operations unit at home. months later another six-man rod home. you get to april, and they are saying, we want a d.c. three to be able to get around if we need to. then, they were begging the libyans to get a plane. i did not get the plane. hillary clinton state dependent -- department turns down the plane but approves an electrical charging station for the chevy fault. the ambassador in vienna was greening up the place, wanted to show up how green he was, so he gets a chevy volt, then they discover the plant does not
work. so they spend money on charging stations to prove how green they were our, but not enough money to spend on a 50-year-old plane to fly the ambassador around in case of emergency. this goes on all summer long. hillary clinton's state department spent three comedians to libya on the make shy not war -- make chai not war. she spent money on facebook. she spent $5,000 on crystal barware. all along, not enough for security. time after time after time. the soldiers were told not to wear their military-style boots because they did not want to offend the libyans. they did not want to show weapons because it was politically incorrect. they were in the middle of a war zone. why the hell did we ever go in
to libya in the first place? [applause] this is something, if you watch closely, that will separate me from many other republicans. the others will criticize for foreign policy but they would've done the same thing 10 times over. everyone of the ones who criticize me wanted troops on the ground. i think it was a mistake to be in libya. jihadists swim in our swimming pool now. it was a disaster. we should have never been there. [applause] so we go through the summer security request after security request denied. denied. denied. we get to august, ambassador stevens is sending his own message directly to hillary clinton, we are worried about being overrun by the jihadists. when she came to my committee,
that is what i asked her. i said, mrs. clinton, did you read the cable? her in so -- her answer was like , no, that is way below my pay grade. really? you did not read the cables directly from the ambassador? i think heard dereliction of duty, not doing her job not providing security for diplomatic missions, should forever preclude her from holding office. [applause] [applause] if we want to protect and continue prosperity at home, we have to defend ourselves. without question, the number one priority of the federal government is defense. when i look at spending, no
matter what, the priority is defending the country. it's the one thing you have to do at the federal level. [applause] but we have to decide when getting involved is good, and not so good. there is a group of people in our party that thinks it is always good. a group that would have troops in six countries right now. maybe more. there are people in our party who supported giving arms to gadaffi before giving arms to freedom fighters, who turned out to be al qaeda. the thing is i'm not saying don't be involved, don't defend our interests. but think about it, as a physician, we have to think, do no harm. we have to think before getting involved. libya was a mistake. say one thing true in the middle east, every time we have toppled a secular dictator, we have
gotten chaos and the rise of radical islam. if we want to defend our country, we have to know the enemy and we have to name the enemy. [applause] until we name it, we can't defeat them. if i am ever the commander in chief, i will do everything it takes to stop and defend the country against radical islam. [applause] as we move forward in the process, you will hear from a lot of folks from all different spectrum of the party. the one thing i will leave you with, i would like you to think about how we will move forward and win.
i don't think we need to dilute our message, but it needs to be carried to new people. we need to talk -- [applause] we need to talk to business owners, to the workers, we need to talk to rich, poor, white black, we have to go out there and go places we have not been going. as we take our message forward i like to think of the image of ronald henreim, a painter who said, you should paint like you are coming over the hill singing. we should spread of that message like a man coming over the hill singing and we will be the dominant party again. thank you very much. [applause]
thank you. [applause] >> we have a question over here. rand paul: ok, i have time for questions as long as they are easy questions. [laughter] >> on the day that hillary clinton announced that she was running for president, elizabeth warren was on television announcing that she was not running for president. do you believe that the democrats will run elizabeth warren as the vice president and if so, how do we respond to that challenge? rand paul: i'm starting to worry that when hillary clinton
travels, she will need two planes, one for her entourage and one for her baggage. [laughter] [applause] rand paul: i'm concerned that the plane with the baggage is getting heavy and teetering and i'm concerned that there will end up being more of a primary than they think. the e-mail thing, she doesn't have to use a server from the government, she says it was protected? does she think that there are floppy disks? there is more coming, the clinton foundation has been involved in a lot of things, a lot of conflict of interests. if she wants to be this candidate that proclaims about women's rights, taking money from saudi arabia, the women -- [applause]
a year ago, a woman was gang raped in saudia arabia, but they arrested the woman. does anybody remember apartheid and south africa? you think she would be leading a disinvestment program against saudi arabia instead of taking their money. but i would not preclude anybody yet in the primary because there is a lot going on over there and she has had a pretty difficult month or two, she will have more as she takes questions. >> over here. >> this is probably more of a state question, but you made me think of it when you mentioned the house taken away from the grandmother. we have seen instances in the boston area, the child goes into the hospital, the parents disagree and the child is taken
away from the parents, not for good reason. the courts to involved and the child is away from the parents for 1.5 years. in arkansas it is happening because it is a home schooling situation. is there anything at the presidential level or senatorial level that these kinds of things, we are not talking about children -- rand paul: i'm very aware of the circumstances you are talking about, and i can tell you about homeschooling, in my state i have a friend who was homeschooled 30 years ago and his parents were arrested. it sparked a change. his parents were indicted and threatened with a year in prison and finally the law was changed. it gets very complicated. it is about parental rights, it
would be rare if children would be taken away, but there are times when it happens. i'm a big believer in the family and the rights originate with the family. >> another question. >> thank you. recent reports indicate that isis has camps south of the border, some indicate that they have already set up in the u.s. will you use military force to prevent isis from moving closer? rand paul: the short answer is yes. the long answer, in december i introduced a declaration of war against isis. my complaint is that we
dither along, but the constitution is clear, if you go to war it has to be through the representatives, through congress. so they would not bring it up. in december, they were passing a water bill for water aid to africa, and i attached a declaration of war against isis. they were not very happy with me. [laughter] but i've told people, if i had been president last summer when isis began that movement, the main reason for me to say we should be involved, i look for american interests. our consulate in kurdistan, and isis is a threat, but i would
also put isis in the context of things. why did isis grow stronger? well, we put 600 tons of weapons into the syrian civil war. you have assad on one side, then you have the islamic rebels. we say we didn't give them to isis, but a lot of them wound up in the hands of them. i told them, the irony is that these weapons will be back fighting against us. it is true. when is intervention good or bad? there is not one islamic group that will recognize israel. that is one side. the other side is assad. and the next time you come across somebody from syria or is a syrian christian, you ask them, which would you pick, isis or assad.
they pick assad. we do have to do something. i will support military action against isis. >> one last question. alexandria, raise your hand. do you have a question? >> thank you for taking my question. i remember your issue on the national right to work act, is that your plan as president? rand paul: yes, i'm a big fan of right to work. [applause] either on the local level, state level, national level. i think we will get a vote on it. we haven't gotten many votes because of a certain senator from nevada was in charge. now there is a change of leadership and my hope is to get
votes on several things, that is one of them. thank you everybody. [applause] >> senator paul, stand tall against the media for your convictions. don't change. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2015] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org]
>> ♪ this girl is on fire ♪ carly fiorina: thank you so much. when i was a little girl, my mother said, what you make of yourself is your gift to god. it seemed like a promise i had god-given gifts and it seemed like a challenge i needed to find them and use them. i would go on to enroll in stanford university where i would graduate with a degree in medieval history and philosophy. [laughter] exactly. all dressed up and nowhere to go.
i went off to law school. that is what my dad thought i would be good at. i hated law school and i quit after less than a semester. now i needed to go back and earn a living. i started to do full-time when i had an part-time to put myself through school. i was a secretary. i used to be a kelly girl at stanford. i typed and filed. kelly girls unite, right. i want to the want ads, except that the first job i was offered, which was to type and filed for a little real estate firm. i have lived all over the world, traveled, worked all over the world. i know it is only in the night it's it's of america that a young woman can start as a secretary and go on to become the chief executive of the largest technology company in the world. that is only possible here.
[applause] it is possible here because our founders knew what my mother taught. our founders knew that everyone has god-given gift. they built a nation on the belief that everyone has the right to find and use their gifts. everyone has the right to fulfill their potential. that is what they met when they said life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness. they said that right comes from god and should not be taken away from by man or government. i met this morning in the surf restaurant here michael buckley, who has lived the american story. he started as a dishwasher and now he owns five restaurants. i have traveled and lived and
spoken to people all across this country and i must tell you that i sense a deep disquiet. people fear we are losing something. what they fear we are losing is the sense of limitless possibility that is always defined this nation and when we lose that sense of limitless possibility, we are losing the core of who we are. i know from experience that there is a look that people get in their eyes when they accomplish more than they thought was possible. and there is the opposite of that look. i saw the opposite of that look in our daughter, lorianne's eyes. she battled addiction and lost that battle. it is the look of hopelessness. it is not just addiction or debt that waste potential. i see that look into many americans eyes. i see it in the look of men in
the central valley of california whose livelihoods have been destroyed because bureaucrats have decided they should manage what scarce water there is from washington, d.c. i see that flat, hopeless look in a young woman whose life has become entangled in a web of dependence from which she cannot escape even it she tries. i've seen it in the eyes of a small business owner who gives up. that look, that flat-eyed look of hopelessness cannot define our nation. the truth is this -- our government has become so big powerful, costly, corrupt, that the weight of the government is literally crushing the potential of the people of this nation. [applause]
we see it in lackluster economic growth numbers -- 2%. we see it in the labor participation rates. we see it in the fact the first time in u.s. history, we are destroying more businesses than we are creating. while we celebrate in the role of technology people like steve jobs, the truth is the heroes of the american economy has always been the person who opens up the small real estate firm, the family-owned autobody shop, the nail salon, the restaurant. these are the heroes of the american economy because small businesses create two thirds of the new jobs in this country and employee happy people.
-- employee half the people. when we crush small and family-owned businesses, we are crushing the potential of this nation. at the same time, crony capitalism is alive and well. when you have a government so big, powerful, costly, complex so corrupt, only the big can handle it. i know that having been the ceo of a $90 billion business. i may not have liked regulations but i could hire accountants, lawyers. a nine-person real estate firm? not so much. the consequence is when we pass a law like dodd frank, what happened? 10 banks become five banks. meanwhile, 3000 community banks have gone out of business. those community banks are not big enough or rich enough to deal with all of the complexity and power washington, d.c. gives them. people fear that we are losing
that sense of limitless possibility that is always defined our nation, but people also worry that we are missing something important. what i think people think we are missing is leadership. here is the truth -- [applause] our government has gotten bigger and bigger every year for 50 years. every year, every agency has gotten more money. it is gotten worse under president obama that the truth is, it had been getting bad for 40 or 50 years. people build is connected from the political process because they feel like nothing changes. when did we decide that we needed a political class? ours was intended to be a citizen government. that is what by, for, and of the people means. what we need is citizenship and leadership.
i am reminded when i think about our federal government, i'm reminded of the difference between management and leadership. managers are people who do the best they can within the existing system. there are managers in business politics, and life. they do the best they can within the existing system. leaders are people who do not accept what is broken just because it has been that way for a very long time. and now we need leadership and citizenship to reimagine our government. not just because it is so big and powerful and costly and corrupt, but because it is failing now to serve the citizens who pay for it. nowhere is this more clear than in the example of the veterans administration. technology can do amazing things today. i happen to be chairman of opportunity international, the
largest micro-finance organization in the world. i can send a $150 loan to a desperately poor woman in india. if you are a veteran and you have served our nation, you have to spend months filling out paperwork and waiting for some bureaucrat to check the paper to make sure you have earned the benefits you fought and served four and then you have to wait many more months while another bureaucrat decides whether you can get an appointment or not. this has been going on for a long time. the v.a. has been undergoing a major systems upgrade since 1989. [laughter] if you are still going through a major systems of great for 20 years, you have failed. when the scandal of the v.a. in arizona broke, the political
process responded to pressure. they passed a partisan bill that said we are going to fire the top 400 senior executives if they are not doing their jobs. not that it is not a bad idea, it is just, really? that is the best we can do? we have not heard a lot about the v.a. for some time. the veterans administration is a stain on our nation's honor. [applause] it is an example of why we must reimagine government. let me take a moment. how many of you are here as veterans? would you please stand up? [applause]
thank you for your service. speaking of leadership, nowhere is leadership missing more than in the world. the world is a more dangerous and tragic place when america is not leading, and america has not led for quite some time. you have heard me say this before and i will say it again. like hillary clinton, i have traveled hundreds of thousands of miles, but unlike her, i know flying is an activity, not an accomplishment. [applause] i have met vladimir putin and anyone who has sat across the table from him knows his ambitions will not be thwarted by a red reset button. i remember sitting in netanyahu's office five years
ago, and you know what he wanted to talk about? iran and the dangers they represent. i understand the chinese are stealing our intellectual property. i have chaired the advisory board of the central intelligence agency and i know we confront many dangers enemies, but i also know there are many things are allies had asked us to do that we are not doing and everyone of them would make a difference in the world today. hillary clinton must not be president of the united states. [applause] i was asked this morning on fox news whether a woman's hormones prevented her from serving in the oval office. not that we have seen examples
of a man's judgment being clouded by hormones, including in the oval office. [laughter] [applause] hillary clinton must not be president of united states but not because she is a woman because doesn't have a track record of accomplishment, lacks the transparency that is so necessary to leadership, and because she will pursue a set of policies that crush possibilities and the potential of this great nation. [applause] all our problems are solvable. all of our wounds are self-inflicted. we have everything we need.
all e need is citizenship and leadership. we rightly celebrate our founding fathers as we should. but i will remind you that two of the most powerful symbols of our blessed and beautiful nation are women -- lady liberty and lady justice. lady liberty stands. she is clear-eyed, resolute, she holds her torch like a begin -- beacon of hope in the world. lady justice holds a sword in one hand because she is a fighter. she is a warrior for the values and principles that made this nation great. she holds a scale in the other hand. with that scale, she says, "all of us are equal in the eyes of god, and so all of us must be equal in the eyes of the law powerful and powerless alike."
and she wears a blindfold. [applause] carly fiorina: she wears a blindfold and i think with that blindfold, she says to us, it does not matter who you are. it does not matter where you come from. it doesn't matter what you look like or what your circumstances are. here, every american's life is defined by possibilities with liberty and justice for all and let us rise together to meet our challenges. let us rise together and restore the promise of this, the greatest nation the world has ever known. god bless you and may god continue to bless the great nation of the states of america. >> thank you very much. [applause]
carly fiorina: thank you so much. thank you so much. i think we have time for a few questions. i think we have time for a few questions. he is making his way through with the microphone. >> thank you. i'm a businesswoman like yourself. we still produce admit he thatcher in new hampshire. and we are global. my question for you is, you lead a high-pressure company. you faced corporate threat from
internal and external. i believe that positions you uniquely to make the decisions that need to be made in a political office as we face threats that are global, including iran. could you speak to this? carly fiorina: i think the next president needs to understand how the economy works. i think they need to understand how the world works and he was in it come understand bureaucracies and how they work. think they need to understand technology and executive decision-making. executive decision-making is making a tough call in a tough time with high-stakes for which you are prepared to be held accountable. you don't study that in a briefing book. you learn that over a lifetime of experience.
iran is an interesting challenge. it is a grave threat. there is certain cardinal rules about negotiating the deals and they apply to every situation. rule number 1 -- know what your goals are and don't accept a deal until you have achieved them. the president laid out three clear goals. we have failed to achieve a single one. not a single nuclear facility will be dismantled not one of 19,000 centrifuges will go away. whereas iran at one point agreed they would ship some of their material to russia, they said never mind. will number 2 -- -- rule number 2 -- be prepared to walk away from the table. [applause] carly fiorina: we have never walked despite the fact that deadline after deadline has been
passed and despite the fact the arabians have never -- iranians have never agreed to inspection. the final rule of course is do not celebrate victory until you have the deal you want someone the president takes to the rose garden and celebrates a framework agreement, what did the iranians conclude? he is committed to this so we will spend the next few month making a bad deal. if it were me, i would stop talking immediately, put dissensions on -- the sanctions on. i would not talk to them again until they had agreed to full unfettered inspections of every nuclear facility they have. [applause] >> hello.
i met you at "politics and eggs." ever since i wanted to say that , you are an inspiration to all women. [applause] carly fiorina: thank you so much. i am following the man with the mic. >> thank you so much for being a -- here. as a young woman and the college student, people on my campus blindly followed hillary clinton. i have heard people say all over my college campus that they will vote for hillary clinton because she is a woman. they cannot name a single accomplishment she has. how will you reach out to college students, and especially young women to tell them that you are the choice and hillary clinton cannot be president? thank you. [applause] carly fiorina: wouldn't it a good if we gave those young
women a choice? [applause] carly fiorina: by the way, maybe you can help educate some of those young women that there is a choice. one of the reasons that i think a lot of young people, and women, have disengaged from the political process is because they think it has nothing to do with them. of course, it has everything to do with them. the policies that politicians pursue impact everyone's lives, and in particular, the lives of people your age. you are the ones who will take on -- if we're not careful here -- debt and deficits and the a bureaucracy that has forgotten who it is truly there to serve. young people that i have talked to -- it is interesting to know that women are 53% of the voting public today. women are the majority. a lot of women disengage from
the process, we found out, when we were here working in new hampshire last year, because they do not like how it sounds. they think it seems pretty hopeless. people are arguing back and forth, soundbites are going back-and-forth, nothing seems to change. they say, there is nothing i can do about it. i will tell you a story that crystallizes it for me. it's not that people don't care it's that they think they don't count. we have to make sure that people understand yes indeed, you do count. i was in a homeless shelter in new york city a few weeks ago. i was speaking to a homeless woman there and she said, you know, those politicians they are up there in their world, talking in their language, and they don't know anything about us down here. the only trouble is, all the things they are doing up there they land on us down here. that is as good of a description
of the disconnection from the citizens of political classes that i have heard. one of the things i promise to do is engage citizens in the political process. we have so many exciting ways to do it. i mention understanding to -- technology. technology gives us an incredibly powerful tool to reimagine government, but also reengage citizens in the process of government. you want a funny example? except, it is not so funny when you think about it. how many people vote for american idol each week? some of you in this room may not admit it, but you do. why not use that tool to ask american people a whole set of questions, do you think it is ok that somebody in the ferguson can watch pornography all day long and earn exactly
the same pay pension and benefit than somebody who does a good job? one for yes and two for no. that would put pressure on the virginia. i would ask 1025-year-old veterans, you tell me how you want to be served. and we would end up with a blueprint for how to serve the heroes of this nation that would make anything the bureaucrats at the virginia has done for the last 10 years look like just what it is, mediocre. >> my name is lynn bishop. how would you solve or how do you think the water problem in california should be solved? i think california is the greatest place on earth. i used to live there, and what would you do for farmers?
it seems like an interactible problem. secondly i just want to mention, there are institutions that are wonderful. my husband goes to manchester v.a. for all of his health care. they are fantastic. maybe they could do a little best practice sharing. carly fiorna: wouldn't that be good? we hold that up as an example and say other people should do this same thing. great example. repeat your question. i got off on the manchester virginia. farmers. how could i forget? my husband and i moved back home to virginia several years ago, so we no longer live there. let me explain to you the tragedy of california, because it is an example of politicians deciding that their ideology
trumps someone else's life and livelihood. california has suffered from droughts for centuries. so you know, if you knew you were going to have a drought every 10 years, you might think about taking advantage of the years when rain is falling, right? the population of california has doubled in the last 40 years, and yet liberal environmental policies have intervened and prevented california from building a single new water reservoir or a single new water conveyance system. imagine your population doubles and you don't do anything to save water for who years. then, to add insult to injury, a bunch of environmentalists say there is a fish in something called the delta, and that fish, we think we need to protect it. so we are going to start managing the little water you have from washington, d.c.
what you have today in good times and bad rainfalls and terrible droughts like right now, 70% of the rain that falls every year flows out to sea. so in the central valley i have seen the devastation of 40% unemployment, eric upon eric, upon eric of orchards and fields destroyed. the most productive agricultural farm land in the world by politicians and policies. californians figured out how to solve this problem. in the late 90's they passed a bipartisan bill in california that balanced growth consideration, economic considerations job considerations with the necessity to protect the environment.
it had bipartisan support, and washington, d.c. said no, we are going to manage your water for you from washington, d.c. over and over and over in my life i have learned this. where there are problems, there are always people who understand how to solve them, but they need to be asked. and they are never the people from 3,000 miles away who know nothing about what is actually going on. >> this will be the last question. >> i am very, very intrigued with your campaign and your remarks here today and especially your professional background, your business ack acumen. put on your business hat and give us a business case. i like what i see in walker, rubio and busch. how do you contrast and why
should i be voting for you? carly fiorna: wow, what a softball last question. how lucky are we as a party that we have such a broad field of so many qualified people. that is wonderful. [applause] and i think because we have such a broad field, this is going to be in many ways a process of elimination before it is a process of selection. but what i would say to you is this. i am different from anyone running in every respect. i have a completely different experience set. i have not been in politics all my life. and while there are many public servants who are fine public servants and politicians, the truth is politics is only one experience. i have lots of other experiences. not only in this country, but
all over the world. i have a different perspective because of those experiences. i think i come at problem solving perhaps differently. i have a different voice. and oh, by the way, i look a little different, too. so i think if you believe as i believe that ours was not intended to be a government governed by a professional political class, ours was intended to be a citizen government by, for and of the people. [applause] and sometimes, sometimes people who have been inside a system for so long, they cannot see it for what it is anymore. they cannot see what is truly broken. they cannot see what can be done to change that system and to change the order of things for the better. i will promise you this.
>> thank you, thank you very much. i greatly appreciate it. an amazing place and a fantastic crowd. so when was the last time you have seen our country win at anything? we don't win anymore. whether it is isis, or whether it is china with our trade agreements. no matter what it is, it seems that we don't seem to have it. we make five-to-one deals. we get bergdahl. they get killers that are now leaders and all back fighting us. these are the kind of deals we make. nuke deal is a disaster. this is going to lead to nuclear proliferation all over. you are going to have nukes and countries fighting like hell to get them all because we have people in there that are either
incompetent or somebody maybe even worse going on. i happen to think they are incompetent. you look at what is happening everywhere in our country. now our real unemployment rate, you know that is not 5.6%. it is really probably 19% to 21%. when i am building buildings, and i build many of them. every time i go to a job, i have hundreds of people at the street. they want to see me. they want to be part of it. they want to know can they get a job? that is not 5% and 5.of%. the real number is astronomical. you look at what is going with various things that our country is doing and then you hear policy politicians and all you hear is all talk, no action. i am actually disappointed with a lot of the republican politicians. i am a conservative republican. but you hear something, whether
it is obama care, which is a disaster which has to be repealed and replaced -- [applause] whether it is we are going to cut social security because that is what they are saying, every republican wants to do a big number on social security. they want to do it on medicare and medicade. we can't do that. it is not fair to the people who have been paying in for years, and now they want to be cut because the republicans and the democrats don't know how to bring jobs back to our country. if i run, and if i win, i will bring jobs back believe me. we will bring them back from china, where they are ripping us like you have never seen. china just did a big cut on
their currency. they are manipulating it to a level they have never done before. nobody thought they could do it. nobody thought they could get away with it again. it is taking tremendous business away from the u.s. what they are doing is making it impossible for our companies to compete impossible. a friend of mine -- and as you know, japan is back there doing the big devaluations. i know a guy, a great contractor and excavator. he called me the other day and he is very upset. i said what is your problem? he said i just put in a huge order for kamatsu tractors? i said why did you do that? he said japan has so strongly de-valued the yen, that it is impossible for caterpillar to
compete. he was very sad. he is going to have now kamatsus. big problem. another friend of mine, manufacturer. they talk about free trade. there is no free trade. free trade is good if you have smart people on your side. but it is a disaster if you have stupid people or incompetent people, which is what we have. so a friend of mine, big manufacturer he goes out and he is trying to get business with china. he calls and goes it is impossible. i can't get my product into china, and they want to charge a hurge sur tax. it is going to be like 42%. i said does the world know this? what china is doing is incredible. what mexico -- that is the new china -- is doing to this country at the border, where it is like a seive, people pouring
across. what mexico is doing is outrageous, that we don't do something about it. [applause] and mexico is not our friend. now ford motor just announced a $2.5 billion plant in mexico. how does that help us? they make the cars, they employ mexicans and they send them over to our country. no tax, no nothing. that means we are not going to make those cars in our country. two weeks ago, front page of the "washington journal," big story on mexico taking a $1 billion car plant out of tennessee. it was going to go to tennessee, big german company. it was going to go to tennessee, all set. then out of the blue mexico swiped it and took it. they gave them all sorts of things. now it is being built in mexico. more people employed. and then they treat us like garbage at the border. they laugh at us. they laugh at us.
so mexico you have to be very careful with because mexico is treating us like a bunch of babies because we are led by people that truly don't know what they are doing. they are rank amateurs. [applause] they are rang amateurs. i will say this. whether it is ben gases -- benghazi, whether it is i.r.s., the things going wrong with our country, the executive orders are an outrage. we have a president who can't lead. he said the hell with this, i don't want to do this anymore. i want to rest and play golf. this fly has played hundreds of rounds of golf. i should not be angry at him because i own courses, but he does other things. he signs executive orders because he has given up. he can't convince anybody to do
anything, so he has given up and signs on immigration and other things. you have not seen the last of it. we have a court system that is pretty messy and takes a long time. he figures i will be out of office by time this stuff is solved. and it is a real real problem. so i know you have people running, and i have done nicely in the polls when they put me in polls. they say trump is not running. they think i have a great life, a wonderful company. why would i do that? they think he is having a good time. this is not fun. i love you people. i am not having a great time. i can think many other things where i could have a good time. i love my company. i have a terrific time running it. but i have children that can take over, and i have executives that are great, and they can run that company. and i will tell you
politicians are never going to solve the problems we have because the problems we have are so deep-seated, and they are so interactible. nobody is talking about the jobs leaving this country. outside of nursing homes and things, we are not going to have any jobs in this country. we are not going to have anything. i know how to bring it back, and i know the people to do it. if it is not me, i wrote the back "the art of the deal" said to be the number one business book of all time. most of you have read it. that is why you are here. you are wealthy people. i want 10%. [laughter] but we have to have people read the back because they don't understand. when they honor the heads of china, and they give them balls in the white house, and they
put up a tent. i offered them a ballroom. i called david axelrod. i see you have all the heads of state and all the biggest people from china, and you are in an old tent i guaranteed they paid a fortune for. i said i will build free because it is the white house, we have landmarking little things like that i do. old postseason i am doing. i renovated grand central terminal. we will go out and get the best five american architects, only american architects, and we will have five propose always, and i will build you an incredible ballroom for the white house. cost me over $100 million minimum. and elway build you the most beautiful ballroom you have of seen.
we will have a cheret, and we will decide which is the most appropriate one. i will build it. you won't have to use tents anymore. not that we should be honoring people from china because they do nothing but rip us off. but let's use them as an example. i said i will spend over $100 million, whatever it costs, and i will build it no charge, nothing. you pick the one you like. i never heard from them. that is the way it is. never said gee. actually he liked the idea, and then i never heard from him. so that is emblematic of the way our country is. that is emblematic of the way it is going to be for a long time if we keep having politicians in there. just to finish, and we are going to do a couple of questions. but if i decide to run, and i think i am going to surprise a lot of people, a lot of people -- if i decide to run, and if i
win, i think we will have a great chance, i will make this country great again, believe me. and no politician is going to do it. that i can tell you with shut -- with surity. all the people you are listening to, you can forget it. politicians are all talk, no action. i have del with them all my life. it is really easy to make money on politicians. and we will have a great country again. let's have questions. thank you, thank you. thank you very much. >> yes, ma'am, we have a mic for you. >> thank you. i would just like to know if you think you can beat hillary clinton? >> i do. i know hillary very well. i do. i can beat her, and i think
most other people will not. i like mitt romney. he is a nice person. but i was very disappointed in the performance of mitt romney. the last month or month and a half, and he disappeared. i said why aren't you out there in the rain shaking hands with governors or in some cases kissing governors? why aren't you doing it? he said well blah-blah-blah, and he didn't do it. he failed. and obama, give him credit. he was on jay leno, he was on david letterman, on every show and mitt romney wasn't. sean hannity was telling me, good guy, but i can't get romney on the show. sean is a positive force. how can you not get him on the show? but he couldn't. and i was very disappointed in mitt romney. something happened. in sports they call it choke. some people choke. that is why when mitt was
thinking about running they said he is not running. i said really? he is all over the done endorsing senators. so he was going to run and i was very strong i didn't want rim to run. because he choked, and you can't allow that to happen again. if i got the nomination, i would put up a fight like nobody has ever put up. we have to save our country. our country is in deep trouble. we owe $18 trillion. it is going to soon be $22 trillion. when it hits $24 trillion, that is the magic number. that is called the point no return. a couple of you folks from the school of finance i see you nodding. $24 trillion is the point of no return. it is going to be very hard to come back. and with hillary it is basically four more years of obama, and you can't allow it to happen again. thank you. >> hi, mr. trump.
>> hi. >> i guess the question i have is obviously you don't care much for politicians. >> not too much. i like them. i make a fortune off politicians. they are easy. [laughter] >> i understand. but if you are going to look for a running mate, where would you look for a running mate? what kind of person would you pick for a running mate? >> well, sadly i would probably pick a politicians. >> and in the cabinet i assume business members? >> good question. we have people negotiating for us that are dip mates. negotiation is a gate art and skill. we have people that don't have a clue. the other night, caroline kennedy, i saw her on 60 minutes, and it was an amazing piece. how did you get this job? she said well, i was looking for something, and i went to the white house. this is true. and i asked do you have anything? they said well how would you like to be the ambassador to
japan . i sigh all the people from japan. i know? of them. i have dealt with a lot of these people. biggest banks in the world are in my building. i deal with the chinese. i made a fortune against china. i say against, not with. hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars. but i see these guys and on 60 minutes, they are pushing her around saying come over here. she talks about trade. she didn't know about trade. what i would do to answer your question i would go to wall street. i know the killers on wall street. i know the great ones.
i know some who are highly overrated, some are great, and some are terrible. but some are overrate the. i know all the great deal people. i know the bad ones. but i know the best. and some of them are names you have never heard of. i would get these guys. i would say you have chin. make a good deal. chin doesn't have -- china doesn't have a chance. these are the best. and we have the best in the world. we don't use them. we don't use our best, brightest or sharpest, and it is a big problem for our country. [applause] and just so you know, with countries like china and others especially the asian countries, with these countries, this isn't based on niceness. it is not based on gee, they have a wonderful personality where they gave campaign contributions and therefore
they got a job, which is how it happens. in those countries they take the smartest, smartest, the one who is winning winning, and that is what we have to deal with. so we can't have these babies that don't have a clue negotiating deals. we have all the cards against china and other countries. without us they would have a depression likes of which you have never seen. believe me, we have the cards. we just have people that don't know that we have the cards. how do you cut off sanctions and then go into a negotiation with iran? what you do is double and triple the sanctions. they go back dancing in the streets. this guy is a hero, that everything we said is a lie. none of this stuff is going to happen. if somebody did that to me, i would say you know what? maybe you are right? the deal is off. i can't believe they are so brazen.
i would go in and say you are fired to this guy. [applause] that is very nice. thank you. how do you negotiate with people to make a deal? and then they do that. another question. go ahead. >> several years ago you were going to build a restaurant down at jones beach in new york. >> right. >> and our wonderful governor gave you a miserable time. >> well, he was ok, but go ahead. >> i understand why you pulled out of that deal. but what concerns me is there were a lot people on the island who were fighting for you. >> they always wanted it. but after hurricane irene. >> superman sandy. >> it would have been good. >> i will all set to start construction. and then hurricane sandy came along and wiped out jones
beach. you weren't even allowing cars and the whole thing. and frankly, my insurance company offered me a deal i couldn't refuse. they offered me a deal. i would wow, that is pretty good. that is better than i could do if i build it. why should i build it? does that make sense? cuomo i am not a big fan of fracking and the things they are screwing up. they wanted me to do that deal. when hurricane sandy came along, i decided not to do it because jones beach was wiped out and still has nato recovered. we will take one more question. -- and still has not recovered. we will take one more question. >> scream it. >> you are hired. >> that is what i wanted to hear. thank you. ladies and gentlemen, thank you very much, i really appreciate your enthusiasm. you are terrific. we are going to make this country great again.
thank you very much. thank you, thank you. [applause] ♪ >> thank you very much. >> great to have you. >> hello. thank you. i am a loud voice. good afternoon. how about a round of applause for our party chairman. [applause] and her claim to fame is that her son is a marine. god bless her. [applause] can you see me? can you understand me?
no? well it is not your fault. i talk funny. one thing about the new hampshire republican party. thank you for putting this on. how many of you listen to every speaker. wow, you deserve a purple heart. we should make everybody from gitmo come up here and keep listening and listening. the bottom line is the bottom line is new hampshire is an antidote to big money. don't ever let anyone buy the republican party. i do bar mates vas weddings, birthday parties frune -- funerals, call me and i will come. kelly ayotte she rocks. you've done the nation a great service. how you doing buddy? she's tough as nails.
she's a marth -- margaret thatcher in the making and i cannot tell you how impressed i am if -- with kell ein four years, what kind of a voice she's become in washington on -- on national security. tcheeshes she's a military mom, a strong-problem-solving conservative and new hampshire has done the country a great service and make sure you keep her. she's the third amigo. john mccain, joe leeb heman, lindsey graham. so joe retired. kelly's taking his place. i remember the first trip we took together after joe retired. got off the plane, got that "man, joe looks great. " [laughter] all i can say is thank you for sending kelly. thank you very much for being a vibrant republican party. how many people went to politics and pie? i was the first one. right in front of the shoe, is
that what you call that place? in front of a roaring fire. 340 degrees. felt like the salem witch trials. an hour and 40 minutes. it was good fun. you got tough chickens here. those eggs were tough. what you need next is politics and liberator emple. pretty hardy crowd up here. hillary clinton couldn't be here today. because we didn't ask her! the reason she can't be here today is because you can ask questions. this listening tour is something out of north korea. would you like to meet the dear leader and ask him anything you would like? how does she get away with this? i don't know. if you want to beat her you better be able to run 35 miles an hour. but i'm going to talk about three things right quick and take some questions. my favorite subject, me.
my bio. who's been to south carolina? wow. come back, spend money. i was born in central south carolina near clemson university. yeah go tigers. my dad owned a litigate doctor liquor star -- store, a bar and a pool room many and everything i know about the iranians i learned in the pool room. he was a world war imple i vet and my woman -- my mom ran the restaurant and when i got older i ran the pool room. never lived in a house until i got in high school. but it was a loving place. my parents loved me a lot of the my sister is nine years younger. if you own your own business, you have to get up, go to work every day whether you feel like it or not because if you don't open up, you don't get paid much eistd -- i've seen my mom and dad go to work very sick
but that's what happens if you own your own business. when i was 21 my mom was diagnosed with hodgkins disease and six months later, she passed. she was 17 years younger than my dad. we always thought that she would be around the only thing i can tell you about life is it just doesn't go by a script, does it? the bills were tough and wiped us ouse -- out. we were underinsured. 15 months later my dad died. i'm at university of south carolina trying get through school. didn't quite make it before my mom passed but my sister was 14. i was 2 it. -- 22. we moved in with an aunt and uncle who worked in the textile plants in the adjoining county and they never made over $20,000 a year in their life but they helped me make --
raise my sister. if it wasn't for social security benefits coming, we'd have had a hard time paying the bills. i don't need a lecture from a democrat about health care. i just wanted to be sustain -- just want it to be sustainable and not wipe us out and have the government make every decision -- decision for us. i wanted to save social security because as a young man i could see what it could do for you. i'm 59. i'll not married don't have any kids and if i have to give up some of my social security benefits to help someone -- somebody who needs it more i will. the one thing i've learned is we're all one car wreck away from needing somebody's help. if it wasn't for my family my friends shall and my faith i won be standing here today. there may be a lot of self-made men and women in this country.
i am not one of them. i was able to finish carolina. i went to law school. nobody's perfect [laughter] what's the difference between a lawyer and i catfish? one is a bottom-dwelling scum-sucking creature and the other's a fish. can't take a joke, don't run for president in new hampshire. and certainly don't go into politics. the bottom line is i have been very lucky. what's happened to me has happened to a lot of people and it made me who i am today. 33 years in the air force -- air force. four and a half years in germany, 1984 to 1988. been a military judge, prosecutor defense attorney. served in germany during the cold war and i've seen what good leadership is like. it's recalled -- it's called ronald reagan. for the last six years i've seen what bad leadership is
like and it's called barack obama. at the end of the day the next president of the united states better be a republican. [applause] because hillary clinton will not do the things that are going to be required, in my view. she is the third term of barack obama. she's the architect of his foreign policy. bill and hillary did a better job of selling obamacare than he did. so if you're looking for something new, don't look to her. look to the 35 people running for president on the republican side. [laughter] and just shoot up a blast until you get one of us out of the tree. and whoever that person is, i'm going to be behind them.
i'll take questions now. anybody here born 1946 to 1946? you know what you are called? baby older. yeah. you're called smrs. you're the baby boom. anybody born after that, 1964? we want our money! we want our money! [laughter] so 80 million of us are going to retire and the rest of you are going to pay the bills. we've got a problem in america, don't you think? you ready to solve it? ready to have a president who will challenge you to do things we need to do as a nation? ready to, like tip yoinl and the president save social security? you ready to work a little longer? might as well say yes because you're going to have to. i make $175,000 a year as a
senator. not saying i'm wealthy -- wealthy but that's why i make. means $175,000 a year testing. should my cola increase be the same as my aunt and uncle's? no. if we don't have enough to give the increase to people on a fixed income i'd gladly give up some of my money. in retire, the government says -- pays you a subsidy to pay your prescription premium under medicare part d. you know what i'd say? pay it yourself. because you're borrowing it from your grandkids. the war on terror. you know how it ends? we win, they lose. that's how it ends. we're going to beat these
bastards and they're never coming here again. and i've never been more worried than i am right now about them coming here again and if we don't do something, they're coming here again. i've never seen more groups with more weapons and capabilities to attack us at any time since 9/11. barack obama's foreign policy is a miserable failure. again. and i've those who want to hurt our country are stronger than ever and our friends like israel are afraid. somebody needs to change that and change it quit. so in 2016 i hope you will vote for a commander in chief that knows what the hell they're doing. [applause] you go over there and fight them so they don't come here. some of us are going to have to go back. if you know how to defend this nation without some american soldiers deployed overseas to dell -- deal with the radical
islamic terrorist threat give me eau call because i'm dying to know how. fight these guys before they get strong enough to hit us here again and if we don't, 9/11 is coming again. how many of you believe the only reason 3,000 died on 9/11 and not three million is because they couldn't get the weapons to kill three million? do you agree if they had those weapons they would use them? well don't you think that's a big deal in this left -- next election? did you hear kelly ayotte? she's right about iran. the deal with the ayatollah on nukes is a bad deal for ult i wouldn't let kell -- john kerry buy me a car the barack obama has never even run an -- a lemonade stand and his world view is inconsistent with america's role in the world. september 10, 2001, the day
before 9/11, we didn't have one soldier in afghanistan, we didn't have one pun -- penny of foreign aid going to afghanistan, we didn't even have an embassy in afghanistan. they attacked us anyway. to the people taking this stage and telling you, just leave them alone, stay away from those people, don't get involved well, that won't work because they're not going to leave you alone. how many of you believe this is a religious war? you could close gitmo tomorrow and it wouldn't matter. you could throw israel under the bus even more than israel is doing and it wouldn't matter. they don't want one thing. they want your way of life. the nazis wanted a master race. these people want a master religion and they're trying to purify your own -- their own religion and destroy yours. any catholics here?
i love the pope. any presbyterians? you are predestined to be here. we're glad to have you. [laughter] any baptists? we laugh about our religious differences. they don't. they're religious fanatics, a minority within their religion but somebody better stand up to them. when hitler said he wanted to kill all the jews, nobody believed him. when they say they want to kill us, i believe them but i'm not going to let that happen if -- happen. if i become a candidate for president. the central theme of my campaign would be to big -- figure out how to protect this nation and do the things that should have been done a long time ago that are hard. the budget cuts that we've enacted in congress are insane. we're having the smallest army by the end of this decade since
1940. smallest navy since 1915. smallest marine corps in modern history ate time we need them the most. kelly ayotte and i and others are going to try to set aside these budget cuts to -- so we can rebuild our military to make sure we have the capability to defend this nation. 1% have been taking care of the 99%. not the rich people, the ones wearing the uniforms. the f.b.i., the c.i.a. if i got to be president of the united states i would try to be a commander in chief worthy of their sacrifice. thank you very much. [applause] >> senator great to see you back sir. we love you.
tell us a little bit about your path to the nomination. a lot of great folks. we've heard a lot of great speeches. tell us about your path to new hampshire and places not called iowa. senator graham: are you with me? i got to get more wins than the other people? how do you bomb when you win new hampshire twice? got to figure that out. my path to the nomination is pretty simple. message, means, and momentum. it's -- iowa is like south carolina but flat. new hampshire is just kind of cool. i've got to finish in the top tier in new hampshire. then i'll win south carolina. if i didn't think i could win
my own state, i wouldn't be talking to you today. then i will have momentum. by the independent of 9 day -- end of the day after south carolina three to four of us will be standing. most will be we'ded out. if i'm -- weeded out. if i'm in the top three or four then i'll have a very good chance of winning the nomination but it doesn't matter if i can't win the general election. we're down to 27% of the hispanic vote in this country, mr. ambassador. we've gone from 44% to 27%. when i talk about the baby boomers retiring ond -- and wiping out social security and medicare and taking the whole country down what i didn't tell you about is who replaces the workforce. when i was born in 1955, there were 16 workers for every retiree. how many now? three.
man, y'all are smart. how many will be -- there be? two. strom thurmond had four kids after he was 67. do i have any volunteers? one guy raised his hand but he didn't understand the question. [laughter] so if we don't have a baby boomer 60-year-old we better get immigration right and pick ones not just who overrun the fence. so you better come up with an immigration system to have workers run the economy in the future. the reason i'm making this point, mr. billy donovan, there's no room i can't go in as a candidate and look any member of the hispanic community in the eye and say listen is, i believe that you should be a republican. you are hard-working, entrepreneurial, pro-life, very patriotic and i've tried to
solve a hard problem like immigration. it's a problem that's hurting us national security wise. do you agree? broken borders are bad for everybody. it's hurting our economy. paying somebody under the table hurts every working person in this room. we've got two borders. one's with canada. i've never met an illegal canadian. maybe they're out there. we come to the beach in march and go swimming and go home. criminals are not welcome. to the rest, you can stay on our terms. up got to learn our language our can't stay. [applause] i don't speak english that well but look how far i've come. you got to pay taxes, pay a fine, get in bask the line keep your nose clean and work hard. my point, mr. ambassador, is i was not born with a silver spoon in my mouth. i have been knocked down like a lot of people in this country. i've tried to work with
democrats when it made sense to me, dealing with immigration trying to reform entitlements and when it comes to protecting this nation the one thing i can tell you above all else, i've been to iraq and afghanistan 30 or 40 times. spent 33 years in uniform. i know our enemy and i understand who our friends are so i believe i could connect with the average person. i believe i can make a case that barack obama's policies have failed and there's an alternative out there that will allow us to be safe but you need to pick somebody who understands the difference between real security and false security. at the end of the day, folks, the republican party's got a chance of a lifetime. if she wins, when are we ever going to win again? so if it's not me, for god's sakes, pick somebody that can win. thank you very much. [applause] >> last question for today? >> thank you very much.
when you started your speech today you mentioned ronald reagan and tip o'neil and that i loved. when i need from you is to tell you -- me who you get along with on the other side? we need to hear this. we don't like the fighting any mork at least there's a group of us. >> -- senator graham: who do i get along with on the other side? anybody that will do good things for the country. anybody! ok, it depends on the issue. chuck schumer wants to repatriate overseas money that's held off -- offshore because of the 35% tax rate. american health companies doing business overseas pay taxes in germany, bring it back into the united states, pay 3 a5%. they're not going to do that, right? chuck wants to have an 8% or 10% one-time good deal, put the
money in roads and bridges. you know what, new hampshire? you need some roads. so on that, on immigration i've worked with schumer, marco was in the gang of eight. tim cain and angug -- angus king and i are working on a stubstute for sequestration. at the end of the day unless you are a heard -- hard-hearted ideologue who doesn't give a damn about the future of the country i'll work with you. you know what's missing in washington? drinking! they had a drink. all we do is throw tough stuff at each other. i love my party. i love my party enough to sometimes disagree with it. i think the hope be of the future of this country is the republican values of conservative tivel limited government strong national defense. but our party is not going to
save america by herself. it's going to take all of us working together. the radical islamists could care less if you are republican, democrat libertarian, vegetarian. they hate us because we're tolerant, because we're american and if i run -- run for president it will be not only as a good republican but as a good american. [applause] with that, add >> god bless the great state o new hampshire. i'm the only thing standing between you and happy hour. i am thrilled to be back with so many friends in new hampshire. it is lovely. last time i was here there was snow everywh